Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 284--288

Prosthodontic status and needs of elderly institutionalized residents in Mangalore: A prospective study


Prashanti Eachempati, Vidya K Shenoy, Neha Jain, Sukhdip Singh 
 Department of Prosthodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Prashanti Eachempati
Department of Prosthodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Aim: The aim of the present study is to assess the prevalence of Kennedy«SQ»s classification, status of existing prosthodontic appliances if any, awareness of the subjects regarding various treatment options, and treatment needs in a group of elderly institutionalized residents. Materials and Methods: The subjects were selected from various old age homes present in Mangalore city, with ages ranging from 60 to 80 years. The subjects were interviewed and examined by a single trained examiner and findings were recorded on a clinical case history report sheet. Results: Kennedy«SQ»s class I was most prevalent and class IV the least. Among the subjects examined, only 12.4% were wearing prosthesis. Based on the Nevalainen«SQ»s index and Karslon«SQ»s index, most of the prosthodontic appliances were found to be in poor condition. 86% of the subjects were in need of prosthodontic treatment. 75% of the subjects interviewed were unaware of the treatment options available. Conclusion: The elderly patients living in institutions do not achieve a deserving and satisfactory oral health care. The oral care assistance in institutionalized elderly patients has been an unfulfilled service.


How to cite this article:
Eachempati P, Shenoy VK, Jain N, Singh S. Prosthodontic status and needs of elderly institutionalized residents in Mangalore: A prospective study.Indian J Dent Res 2013;24:284-288


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Eachempati P, Shenoy VK, Jain N, Singh S. Prosthodontic status and needs of elderly institutionalized residents in Mangalore: A prospective study. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 May 30 ];24:284-288
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